Jun 15, 2006, 3:12 PM
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Sorry for the delay, off sailing and playing with summer campers.
Re: [RC] Sailing Fitness Newsletter
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Tuna is a fish that should be eaten in moderation, especially if you are female of reproductive age. However, tuna is a great source of protien that does not require eating the whole can as some do (that is why people are concerned, many folks eat way more than the recommended serving). In one serving of tuna (2oz) you get about 13g of protien, mix that into a salad and you have a very healthy, balanced meal safe for the whole family. There is no reason to eat more than the recommended serving, meals to high in protien are very taxing on the kidneys. I hope that helps and you feel a little bit better about having tuna in your diet.
As for the shoulder, keep these things in mind to keep your shoulders happy:
Strong upper back (traps), chest (pecs) and deltoids will help keep the shoulder stable within it's socket and allow for good "big movement"
Adding in stretching, range of motion type exercises will keep the socket flexible and fluid when the big movements become challenged (ex. grinding in heavy seas . . ) by additional factors.
The take home for injury prevention of the shoulder and sailing: a balance of both strength and flexibility of the shoulder. Too strong . . .or too flexible can both lead to injury for some.
Send me a note if you have more questions: